facebook pixel 7 Sleep Tips for a New School Year
Site Search
< Blog Home < Healthy Living

7 Sleep Tips for a New School Year

Sleep is just as important as food, drink, and safety. Make sure your kids are getting enough sleep now that school has started.

Sleep plays a role in being alert or drowsy, stressed or relaxed, and that may in turn affect temperament, learning and social behavior.  Start with some of these tips:

1. Set the time to go to sleep incrementally earlier each night. This can be done even if school has started. Set an alarm or timer to alert kids that it's time to start winding down. 

2. Maintain a sleep schedule. Once a sleep schedule is established, do the best you can to stick to it. This is much easier with younger kids and more challenging with teens—especially on the weekends.

3. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine. Perhaps start with a bath then read a story, or consider having your children read on their own at night if they are capable. 

See the rest of this story at intermountainhealthcare.org.

Read other healthy living articles.

 

SelectHealth may link to other websites for your convenience. SelectHealth does not expressly or implicitly recommend or endorse the views, opinions, specific services, or products referenced at other websites linked to the SelectHealth site, unless explicitly stated.

The content presented here is for your information only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and it should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.


 

 

 

You May Also Like...

Healthcare and Insurance Basics

Preventive Care for Men and Women: Cancer Screenings [Infographic]

Preventive care can help you gauge your current health status and find out ways to protect it now and in the future. Follow these recommendations for getting screened for cancer.

Nutrition and Diet

4-Ingredient Strawberry Smoothie

Cool off with this delicious strawberry smoothie—sweetened with a bit of honey and yogurt.

In the Community

Is Your Organization Keeping Utah Healthy? Apply for Our Award

Each year, we recognize 20 organizations that are making a healthy difference in Utah to help support their missions.

Business

How Our Mission Differentiates Us from Our Competitors

Here’s a look at how our mission helps our products differ from our competitors, how we educate consumers about their plan options, and how our team is involved in local communities.

Contenido Español

Consejos para preparar un depósito de alimentos y qué tener en su despensa

Cocinar en casa no tiene que ser complicado.

Related Articles

Related Articles

Healthy Living

4 Reasons Why Hugs Are Good for You

The world would be so much better if we could just hug everything out. Make your world better with the all-powerful hug.

Healthy Living

Fun Facts about Dental Health

We know it’s important to take care of our teeth. But here are some interesting things to know about our pearly whites.

Healthy Living

Make the Most of Your Annual Medicare Wellness Visit

We encourage you to stay up-to-date with your preventive care—an annual wellness visit is a great way to stay on track.

Healthy Living

Kid-friendly Recipes for Your Pickiest Eaters

These recipes are kid-friendly and healthy (and your children may not even notice).

Post Author

Intermountain